New Controversy in Wisconsin Over Legislator’s Tweet Calling Voter ID Opponents the “True Racists”

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel:

State Rep. Tom Weatherston said Wednesday his aide had acknowledged posting what Weatherston has dubbed a “racist tweet” under the lawmaker’s name and he is reviewing whether to discipline him.

The Caledonia Republican said his aide, Keith Best, had acknowledged posting a tweet that called voter ID opponents “the true racists.” The tweet was posted in response to a message from an African-American state senator.

“Keith did admit to sending it by mistake,” Weatherston said.

Weatherston said he had “no idea” how such a message could accidentally be posted and said he was seeking an answer to that question.



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